Cycling Club Names, Z - A

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Nov 2018, 11:59am

Bynea CC
Maindy Flyers
300 000 miles club
OCD Ordre des Cols Durs
Dursley CC
RSF Rough-Stuff Fellowship
The Clarion!
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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby freeflow » 15 Nov 2018, 9:54am

We have a local cycling group who call themselves 'The Wheezers'. Their strapline is 'A drinking club with a cycling disorder'

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby TrevA » 15 Nov 2018, 5:11pm

brynpoeth wrote:Bynea CC
Maindy Flyers
300 000 miles club
OCD Ordre des Cols Durs
Dursley CC
RSW Rough-Stuff Fellowship
The Clarion!


I follow a You tuber who is a member of Bynea CC (Ed Laverack) and it's interesting to hear the pronunciation. I would have thought it was Bye-Knee, but it is actually pronounced Bin-Yer.

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby merseymouth » 17 Nov 2018, 11:32am

Hi, Look up the "Keir Hardie CC"? It did exist. TTFN MM

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby tatanab » 17 Nov 2018, 1:32pm

freeflow wrote:We have a local cycling group who call themselves 'The Wheezers'. Their strapline is 'A drinking club with a cycling disorder'

Much like the Slob CC. We peaked at 4 members, but we were CTT (RTTC in those days) affiliated and we did compete. We were all members of other clubs as well. This was our badge.

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby mattsccm » 18 Nov 2018, 6:59am

Sorry to digress slightly but a couple of mates are part of the Whitecroft And Nearby Keener Enthusiastic Rider Society. A motorcycle group though.

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby foxyrider » 20 Nov 2018, 6:40pm

As a youth in the 70's I rode against riders from lots of interesting named clubs.

The Archer RC actually hailed from London, Kettering Friendly were quite good chaps! I started my riding career with the 45 Road Club, the A45 went through town and in a similar vein nearby we had the A5 Rangers. You didn't need to travel far to come across Verulum CC (St Albans), Godiva CC (Banbury?)

When I moved north there were a bunch of new names to get to grips with, I joined the Rutland CC named for the Duke not the county, I always wondered what Chesterfield Couriers actually carried. Other were known affectionately by nicknames, the Donkey Wheelers for example (Doncaster). Then there were the atomic Fusion CC and Rockingham CC (Rotherham) shouldn't be confused with Rockingham Forest Wheelers (Corby).

I'm sure if I got my race sheets out I could find many, many more! :D
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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby cotterpins » 20 Nov 2018, 7:01pm

Penguin CC
Dixie Wheelers
Leyton Camp
Romford CC
Rodley Wheelers
Crescent CC
Upton Manor
Victoria CC
Old Comrades
Easterley RC
The Shaftsbury

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Nov 2018, 7:33pm

Godiva = Coventry of course :wink:
Banbury Star Wheelers?

VC Archer-Cutty Sark [whisky!]

VC Toutourien-Tower
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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Nov 2018, 7:33pm

Malvern Esoteric
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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby TrevA » 22 Nov 2018, 4:58pm

34 Nomads
VC St Raphael

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby TrevA » 22 Nov 2018, 5:09pm

foxyrider wrote:As a youth in the 70's I rode against riders from lots of interesting named clubs.

The Archer RC actually hailed from London, Kettering Friendly were quite good chaps! I started my riding career with the 45 Road Club, the A45 went through town and in a similar vein nearby we had the A5 Rangers. You didn't need to travel far to come across Verulum CC (St Albans), Godiva CC (Banbury?)

When I moved north there were a bunch of new names to get to grips with, I joined the Rutland CC named for the Duke not the county, I always wondered what Chesterfield Couriers actually carried. Other were known affectionately by nicknames, the Donkey Wheelers for example (Doncaster). Then there were the atomic Fusion CC and Rockingham CC (Rotherham) shouldn't be confused with Rockingham Forest Wheelers (Corby).

I'm sure if I got my race sheets out I could find many, many more! :D


I thought it was Chesterfield Coureurs. Coureur is French for Racer.

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby 100%JR » 22 Nov 2018, 8:01pm

foxyrider wrote: Then there were the atomic Fusion CC and Rockingham CC (Rotherham) shouldn't be confused with Rockingham Forest Wheelers (Corby).

There's loads of Rockingham references in Rotherham.IIRC it's in reference to the Marquis of Rockingham and Wentworth Woodhouse.
Rockingham Arms(Wentworth)
Rockingham school(s)Greasbrough
Rockingham College,Wath-upon-Dearne
Rockingham Woods.

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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Nov 2018, 8:49pm

Elgar CC Malvern
Our greatest composer was a keen cyclist until he became a VIP and moved to London

Actually the club was Malvern Esoteric, later there was the VC Sevale (Severn-Vale)
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Re: Cycling Club Names, Z - A

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Nov 2018, 8:57pm

ABC 1869 Altonaer Bicycle Club, Hamburg, the oldest* in the world, disbanded 2001, reformed 2013

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